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Hms Seagull: Firth Of Clyde

Minesweeper (20th Century)

Site Name Hms Seagull: Firth Of Clyde

Classification Minesweeper (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Clyde Estuary; Hms Seagull

Canmore ID 297075

Site Number NS18SW 8002

NGR NS 13 82

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/297075

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Dunoon And Kilmun
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NS18SW 8002 unlocated

Formerly entered in error as NS18SW 8001.

(Classified as Torpedo Gunboat: date of loss cited as 30 September 1918). HMS Seagull: this vessel was in collision and sank in the Firth of Clyde.

Registration: London. Built 1889. 735 tons displacement. Length: 69m. Beam: 9m.

(Location of loss cited as N56 0.0 W5 0.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Length: 230ft [70.1m]

Beam: 27ft [8.2m]

Maximum draught: 12ft [3.7m]

Displacement: 735 tons [unspecified]

Propulsion: 2 sets triple-expansion, 3-cylinder engines: 2 screws: [designed] 3500hp: 19kts

(Original) armament: 2x4-7in guns, 5x14in torpedo tubes [Also cited, presumably referring to later period of service, as 2x4-7in guns, 4x3pdr guns and 3 torpedo tubes]

Coal: (normal) 100 tons: (maximum) 160 tons

Complement: 90

This unit of the five-strong Gossamer class of Torpedo Gunboats was built at Chatham Dockyard, being undocked on 31 May 1889. She was converted for service as a minesweeper in 1909, and sank in collision in the Firth of Clyde on 30 September 1918.

The map sheet and quasi-administrative area assigned to this record are essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker. The vessel is classified as a minesweeper on account of the apparent nature of her secondary service at the date of loss.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 21 November 2008.

H M Le Fleming 1961; [F Jane] 2001; J J Colledge and B Warlow 2006.

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Loss (30 September 1918)

(Classified as Torpedo Gunboat: date of loss cited as 30 September 1918). HMS Seagull: this vessel was in collision and sank in the Firth of Clyde.

Registration: London. Built 1889. 735 tons displacement. Length: 69m. Beam: 9m.

(Location of loss cited as N56 0.0 W5 0.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (21 November 2008)

Length: 230ft [70.1m]

Beam: 27ft [8.2m]

Maximum draught: 12ft [3.7m]

Displacement: 735 tons [unspecified]

Propulsion: 2 sets triple-expansion, 3-cylinder engines: 2 screws: [designed] 3500hp: 19kts

(Original) armament: 2x4-7in guns, 5x14in torpedo tubes [Also cited, presumably referring to later period of service, as 2x4-7in guns, 4x3pdr guns and 3 torpedo tubes]

Coal: (normal) 100 tons: (maximum) 160 tons

Complement: 90

This unit of the five-strong Gossamer class of Torpedo Gunboats was built at Chatham Dockyard, being undocked on 31 May 1889. She was converted for service as a minesweeper in 1909, and sank in collision in the Firth of Clyde on 30 September 1918.

The map sheet and quasi-administrative area assigned to this record are essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker. The vessel is classified as a minesweeper on account of the apparent nature of her secondary service at the date of loss.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 21 November 2008.

H M Le Fleming 1961; [F Jane] 2001; J J Colledge and B Warlow 2006.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 99

Name : HMS SEAGULL

Latitude : 560000

Longitude : 50000

Date Built : 1889

Registration : LONDON

Type : TORPEDO GUNBOAT

Tonnage : 735

Tonnage Code : D

Length : 69

Beam : 9

Loss Day : 30

Loss Month : 9

Loss Year : 1918

Comment : Collision and sunk in Firth of Clyde

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